Chemical Interaction Matrices

Despite the promulgation of the “PSM Standard” by OSHA in 1992, chemical accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. As part of the process safety information element of the standard, OSHA requires reactivity data on the chemicals in the process. Part of this reactivity data is a chemical interaction matrix. Several software programs provide simple approaches to generating these interaction charts for common materials using assigned reactive groups. If your process involves materials not included, you are left to determine the reactivity and incompatibilities on your own. This presentation will explain a process for assigning reactive groups using chemical classification and structural analysis. This process can be used for less commonly understood materials such as additives, lubricants, etc. that may come into contact with process chemicals.

To download our resources, you must become a registered site user. After you register, you will receive an email with a login username and password.

Stay Informed With Our Technical Resources

Register to receive full access to publications on chemical reactivity, combustible dust hazards, and industry safety regulations authored by the expert leadership at ioKinetic.

Register Now